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Besides gaining reputation with your questions and answers, you receive badges for being especially helpful. Badges appear on your profile page, flair, and your posts.

Question Badges

Ask a well-received question on 30 separate days, and maintain a positive question record
87 awarded
Question saved by 25 users
157 awarded
Question score of 25 or more
2.4k awarded
Question with 2,500 views
42.6k awarded

Answer Badges

First to answer and accepted with score of 10 or more
5.5k awarded
Edit and answer 50 questions (both actions within 12 hours, answer score > 0)
26 awarded
Answer saved by 25 users
1 awarded
Provide non-wiki answers of 15 total score in 20 of top 40 tags
189 awarded
Accepted answer and score of 40 or more
1.4k awarded
Answer score of 5 or more to a question score of -2 or less that goes on to receive a score of 2 or more
137 awarded
Answer score of 25 or more
6k awarded
Answer a question more than 60 days later with score of 5 or more
2.6k awarded
Zero score accepted answers: more than 5 and 20% of total
122 awarded

Participation Badges

Vote for a candidate in the final phase of an election
2k awarded
Leave 10 comments with score of 5 or more
428 awarded
Visit the site each day for 30 consecutive days. (Days are counted in UTC.)
1.3k awarded
Earn 200 daily reputation 50 times
27 awarded
Voted 10 times, added 3 posts score > 0, and visited the site on 3 separate days during the private beta
46 awarded
10 posts with score of 2 on meta
113 awarded
Post 10 messages in chat starred by 10 different users
66 awarded
Active member for a year, earning at least 200 reputation
31.5k awarded

Tag Badges

You must have a total score of 400 in at least 80 non-community wiki answers to achieve this badge.
319 awarded

Moderation Badges

Raise 80 helpful flags
215 awarded
Vote 300 or more times
828 awarded
Complete at least 250 review tasks. This badge is awarded once per review type
426 awarded
Edit 80 posts
161 awarded
Edit 100 posts that were inactive for 6 months
22 awarded
Up vote 100 answers on questions where an answer of yours has a positive score
76 awarded
Edit 50 tag wikis
7 awarded
Create a tag used by 50 questions
161 awarded

Other Badges

Share a link to a post later visited by 300 unique IP addresses
147 awarded

Retired Badges

Completed the annual Stack Overflow survey; your responses are anonymous